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WORLD AIDS DAY 2018: DECEMBER 1ST

By Arielle Myers

November 28, 2018

“HIV STIGMA: NOT RETRO, JUST WRONG” 

Naples, Fla. — Every year, over 30,000 people become infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV and at least 12.8% of these individuals are unaware that they are HIV positive. Due to these alarming statistics, The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is encouraging everyone to know their status and take a FREE HIV test.

Florida ranks 2nd in the nation in the number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection. HIV/AIDS has also impacted Collier County residents where over 1,800 of our residents are infected. It should be noted that the CDC recommends everyone between the ages of 14 and 64 take and HIV test at least once a year as part of their annual healthcare checkup.

In recognition of World AIDS Day 2018, DOH-Collier is collaborating with community partners to offer FREE screenings from December 3rd to December 7th with same day results.

DATE

LOCATION

TIME

12/3

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

8AM – 4PM

12/4

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center>

FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis, and STD Screenings DOH-Collier: Immokalee Site

8AM – 4PM



8AM – 3:30PM

12/5

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis, and STD Screenings
DOH-Collier: Immokalee Site
DOH-Collier: Naples Site

FREE Rapid HIV Testing – Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc.

8AM – 4PM





8AM – 3:30PM

8AM – 4PM


10AM – 4PM

12/6

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis, and STD Screenings DOH-Collier: Naples Site

FREE Rapid HIV Testing – Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc.

8AM – 4PM



8AM – 4PM



10AM – 4PM

12/7

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

8AM – 4PM

For more information about these events, please contact:

  • DOH-Collier Naples: 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Building H, Call (239) 252-8593.
  • DOH-Collier Immokalee: 419 N. 1st St., Call (239) 252-7300.
  • Marion E. Fether Medical Center: 1454 Madison Ave, Immokalee; Call (239) 658-3000.
  • Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc.: 1425 Creech Rd., Naples,
    Call (239) 262-0301.
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